Don’t Let Go: Ways To Keep Your Summer Outfits Rocking In The Fall

August 25, 2012  |  
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As we begin to say goodbye to long, hot days filled with fun in the sun, so must we also part with many of our favorite summer trends. If you’re super creative, you may be able to get away with layering some of these items for fall, or you may want to substitute them for new favored trends. Either way, consider this roundup the last call for some of your most worn seasonal pieces to be able to stand on their own.


Sleeveless Peplum

Sleeveless peplum tops and dresses have been courted heavily by fashionistas this summer, but sadly you’ll want to start covering up those arms soon. The good news is long-sleeved versions of this trend will still work for fall! You can also don a light classic trench over your shoulders or slip a turtleneck underneath to block out the cool air.



Cut-off Denim

The countdown to packing away your denim cut-offs has begun, and it’s just about time to retire them until temperatures soar into the 90s again. But if you’re a brave stylish soul, you might want to let your cut-off denim linger through fall by adding opaque tights and cool cutout booties.



Ikat/Tribal Print Shorts

Tribal prints got a cool update this season on tailored shorts. While you’ll have to get your last few wears in soon, you can still achieve the tribal look through accessories no matter the weather. Or if we might suggest a new print to crush on, check out the amazing baroque styles that are permeating fall. They’re just as detailed and ornate as the tribal prints you’ve loved.


Neon/Highlighter Colors

This fun flashback to the 80s has been eons of fun! But fall calls for muted tones, richer colors and lush neutrals. So pump up the neon now, before cooler temps call for warmer tones. Take note: the color du jour for fall is Chianti (formerly known as Oxblood), a deep dark reddish hue that works well as a neutral.



Straw Hats

Our favorite menswear inspired hats got great updates in summer materials like straw, as well as shades of white and tan. While they may not work in cold weather, their counterparts in materials like suede and felt; and darker colors like grey, navy and black–will be absolutely perfect for the change in season.



Strappy Sandals

While it’s time to relegate those strappy sandals to evening wear, you now get to pull out your favorite boots. Calf height, knee-length, stilettos, oh my! Jeans and skirts take on a whole new look with the range of booted fall styles.



Summer Fabrics

Summer fabrics are perfect for looking haute while staying cool. But materials like chambray, gingham, linen and seersucker just don’t play as well in fall and winter. It’s best to retire these styles completely until next summer.


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